Conference Speakers Presentations

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Session 1 | Common Agricultural Policy in Greece and the European Union post 2020

  • Jessie Voumvaki , Deputy Director, Economic Analysis Department, National Bank of Greece
  • Tassos Haniotis, Director, Directorate Economic Analysis, Perspectives & Evaluations, European Commission
  • Charalambos Kasimis, Secretary General, Ministry of Rural Development & Food, Greece
  • Fotini Arambatzi, Head of Rural Development & Food, New Democracy party, Member of the Hellenic Parliament
  • Athanasios Kizos, Professor Rural Geography, University of Aegean

Session 2 | Financial Instruments for smart agribusiness in Greece

  • Christoforos Chatzopoulos, Head of Business Banking & Retail Lending, National Bank of Greece
  • Alexandros Dimitrakopoulos, Regional Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Ioannis Haniotakis, Director of Agricultural Sector Operations Development, Piraeus Bank
  • Panos Theodorou, Head of strategy & analysis sector, Small Business Segment General Division, Eurobank
  • Maria Karathanassi, Assistant Manager, Small Business Banking Division, Alpha Bank
  • Neoklis Stamkos, Head, microStars – microlending

Session 3 | New Technologies, Agri-Distribution Logistics in Greece and beyond

  • Caspar Veldkamp, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Greece
  • Dimitrios Vlachos, Director of the Laboratory of Statistics & Quantitative Analysis Methods, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUTh
  • Lucas Marxen, Associate Director, Research Analytics Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • Alexandros Kouris, Managing Director, Microbrewery of Cyclades at Tinos Island

Session 4 | Smart Plant farming

  • Peter Oudemans, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • Geert Wilms, Director of Agricultural Innovation Brabant (LIB), ZLTO farmers organization Netherlands
  • Thanos Balafoutis , Researcher, Center for Research and Technology Hellas & Institute for Bio-economy and Agri-technology (iBO)
  • Aris Zamidis, CEO, TractorGPS
  • Athanasios Tsaftaris, Academic Dean of Graduate Studies, Perrotis College-American Farm School

Session 5 | Smart Livestock farming

  • Dimitrios Kouretas, Professor, Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly
  • Georgios Arsenos, Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Anagnostis Argyriou, Senior Scientist, Deputy Director Institute of Applied Biosciences – CERTH

Session 6 | Business Impact HUB

  • Jessie Voumvaki, Deputy Director, Economic Analysis Department, National Bank of Greece
  • Geert Wilms, Director of Agricultural Innovation Brabant (LIB), ZLTO Farmers Organization Netherlands
  • Augusta Vrachnou, Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
  • Ioanna Tavanidou, Manager Banking Medium Companies, National Bank of Greece
  • Christos Meglas, President, Serres Chamber of Commerce
  • Nikos Stamou, Investments Promotion Manager, Enterprise Greece

Session 7 | Scientific Impact HUB

  • Håkan Jönsson, Professor of Food Studies, Lund University Sweden
  • Spyros Mamalis, President, Geotechnical Chamber of Greece
  • Effie Lazaridou, Managing Director, Rutgers University Greece
  • Philip Papadopoulos, Director Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School

AgriBusiness Forum 2018